Assault and Offences of Violence

Assault and Offences of Violence

Violent crimes are of great concern to the community and as such the Court takes any charge of Assault or Violence very seriously. A person can be assaulted a variety of ways – be it through the reckless actions of another, the intentional actions of another, or any action that causes the perceived threat or risk of imminent violence. It’s important to understand that no physical injury is required for the offence to constitute an assault.

If you have been charged with Assault or a Violent Offence, it is essential that you employ the services of a Specialist Criminal Lawyer to represent you and guide you through the complex and daunting process.

Assault comes in many forms, including but not limited to:

  • Homicide,
  • Sexual Offences,
  • Robbery / Burglary / Theft,
  • Property Damage,
  • Arson,
  • Drug Offences,
  • Graffiti,
  • Threatening Behaviour,
  • Deprivation of Liberty,
  • Fraud and other Offences, and
  • Violence Restraint Order.

There are also different types of Assaults, including :

a) Common Assault – An assault that results in personal discomfort or pain or threatening to inflict
b) Serious Assault – also known as the aggravated common assault.
c) Unlawful Wounding – assault instances such as when the skin is penetrated or broken.
d) Assaults Occasioning Bodily Harm (AOBH) – when the offender inflicts actual bodily harm against the victim without resulting in permanent injury, disfigurement or death.
e) Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) – an assault which results in serious disfigurement and injury to the victim or is life threatening.
f) Manslaughter – the act of killing without the intention to commit such a serious offence.

Each bring with them a different set of procedures and potential penalties.

If you are charged and have to go to Court, it is critical to seek the advice of a Specialist Criminal Lawyer. Howden Saggers Lawyers specialise in Assault and Violence Related Charges and we have been assisting people on the Gold Coast and Brisbane since 2002.

It is important to seek advice as soon as you possibly can.

We can tell you what your options are and advise you of the best course of action.

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